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THE MORNING OREGONIAK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 116.
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TONS . WAR BREAKS
UnUOil TLln liinllL
FOR FREIGHT CARS
i OUT AT LA GRANDE
Your Last and Only Chance
Oregon Calls Upon Interstate
Commerce Commission' to
Aid Lumber Movement.
Sole Member of Bow Leongs in
: Vicinity Is Shot and Beaten.
: " Hop Sing Is Held. .
Thrilling Romance of Panama
BANKRUPTCY DANGER TOLD
CITIZENS RESCUE VICTIM
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laDjr Strange Chinese In City and
j Public Demands Complete Clean
; up of All Kot Known as Law
' Abiding Uesidents.
TjA GRANDE. Or.. Feb. 18. (Spe
claL) Eny Chon. an elderly Chinese
truck srardener who has lived here for
a quarter of a century, was shot down
and after a futile attempt to run away
from his assailant, fell and was merci
lessly beaten on the head with the
butt of a revolver as the result of a
tone war here.
Enar was on his way home at i
arly hour this morning- when accost
ad by two Chinese who had probably
been at his home searcmng ior uim
rn nt the, two. who. the assaulted
man says, to Lem Quons. a cook In a
local hotel, openea lire, wuuo u
companion ran. The shootlny took
place on Fourth street, and a score of
residents were brougrht to the street
by the prolonged cries for mercy by
the victim. One bullet struck in the
leg-. He was able to run, but was pur
sued for a block and fell near the
Mormon Church, where his assailant
pounced upon him and was beating him
when assistance arrived and the assail
ant made a dash for Chinatown. He
was arrested later.
Lem Quonp Is said to be a Hop Sing,
and the victim is the only representa
tive of the Bow Leongs in this city.
Kng is at the hospital and may live.
Eight years ago poison was put In his
food, but he recovered. Lem Quong,
who- Is 16, came here from Walla
' The city has many strange Chinese
and Americans are demanding a com
plete cleanout of all Chinamen who
have not established reputations for
SvOMA.Y IS DECLARED CAUSE
Tortland Gunman Says He Upheld
His Honqr in Shooting Tongman.
Lou Gong. Chinese gunman, wno
fired four shots into Jeung wan, or
Chung Wah and also shot a bystander,
Sue Quon Tee. at ThVd and Couch
streets Thursday night, still maintains
that he merely upheld his honor. He
will have a preliminary hearing today.
.' Just what theory Chinatown has of
the affray is difficult to ascertain. The
rumor that the shooting was a reopen
ing, of tong warfare is offset by the
bland statement that it was caused by
a woman. '
The gravely wounded man is at the
Good Samaritan Hospital, where it was
said late yesterday he has a chance
for recovery. Two bullets entered the
left breast, near the heart, one ranged
through his Jaw. while another broke
his leg. Sue Quon Yee was shot in the
The assassin Is slight in frame and
stoical in character. He Is a new ar
rival In Portland, prominent Chlense
say, and but little Is known of him.
cave that he Is a member of the Bing
Kong-Bo Leong tong. Chung Wah, his
intended victim, is of the Hop Sing
If the shooting was a tong outbreak
It is probably another chapter in the
four-year feud between the Hop Sings
and the Bo Leongs. following the mur
der of Seld Bing in 1913 by Wong Si
Sam. a member of the Hop Sing tong.
Seld's murder created a sensation after
his dismembered body was found in a
trunk in a depot in Seattle. Wong Si
am was sentenced to 20 years in
prison; Lew Soon, arrested as an ac
complice and who was then president
if the Hop Siner toner, was acquitted.
TODAY'S FILM FEATIRES.
Majestic "Hazel Klrke.'V
Wolllp- "The Wer.nn.WBll."
Plckford "rfe Tellow Passport." t
Columbia "D'Artagnan," "His
National "Hop, the Devil's Brew."
Sunset "The Lure of Heart's De
sire." Circle "Fatty Arbuckle."
$75,000 GOES TO APPLEMEN
1) it n Im t f r n to Hood Kiver Growers
With 2 7,000 Boxes Left.
: HOOD RIVER, Or., Feb. IS. Spe
cial.) At a meeting- of the board of
directors of the Apple-Growers Asso
ciation yesterday a distribution of $75,-
returns on apples, was ordered.
The total of former distributions
reached 50 cents a box on the three
crades. Blue and Red Diamond and
Mountain brand, and 23 cents a box
on family trade.
. A. W. Stone, executive manager of
Ihe association, reports that the asso
ciation now has in storage only 27,000
boxes of fruit, about 41 carloads.
SNOWSHEDS TO BE BUILT
Great Northern Will Spend About
$3,000,000 in Cascades.
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb. 18. Between
2.000.000 and J3.000.000 will be spent
iy the Great Northern Kailroad for
Concrete snowsheds in the Cascades,
in accordance with an understanding
reached with the State Public Service
' The announcement was made today
by C. A. Reynolds, chairman of the
Commission, and it will mean the con-
Ftruction of concrete walls for fully
12 miles of tracks.
Have You a Boy ProWsm?
It cannot be solved by arith
metic. Solve it by feeding
;him Shredded Wheat a
natural food that makes his
body buoyant with the en
.ergy of youth a muscle
rand brain-builder contains
: the life of the wheat in a
digestible" form. Builds
: sturdy, robust boys and girls.
: Serve it for breakfast with
. : hot milk: Made at Niagara
r Falls, N. Y.
GILBERT M. ANDERSON, who Is
the A in S and A (Essanay). has
disposed of his holdings to G. K.
Spoor, the S in the combination, thus
dissolving the partnership of one of
the .oldest film companies in the motion
Anderson, the "Broncho Billy" of the
pictures, is in New York, and many are
the reports being circulated relative to
his future actions.
At the same time that Anderson an
nounced his withdrawal from Essanay
the Lubin people issued strenuous de
nials of the report that the American
Tobacco Company had bought Lubin
for $1,000,000, and also a denial of the
rumor that the Standard OH Company
had acquired the film concern.
Another rumor which' has been given
considerable underground prominence
In New York was spiked a day or two
ago. It was reported that the Triangle
Film Corporation had gone to the wall
with a $2,000,000 deficit. The report
had it that D. W. Griffith was to with
draw from Triangle and ally himself
The cause of the rumor was the sup
posed receipt of two telegrams in New
York from Griffith that Majestic and
Reliance were returning to Mutual
while Keystone would be released alone
in the future, thus leaving Inue as the
only Triangle feature. '
The Triangle people denied the ru
mor and Griffith branded it as "ridicu
lously absurd," and "surely the work
of some practical joker."
Still another report from New York
has it that Kline-Edison will make
nothing but one and two-reel films
hereafter. Edison withdrew from Gen
eral Film some months ago and since
then has been making five-reel sub
jects, released through Kleine.
"Ne'er-Do-Well" Closes Tonight.
"The Ne'er-Do-Well." the pictured
Rex Beach story of Old Panama, which
has had such a successful run at the
Heilig Theater, will conclude its en
gagement tonight, although many in
terested fans have not had an opportu
nity to see the film, which has proved
one of the biggest drawing cards, if
not the biggest. In Portland's motion
The success of "The Ne'er-Do-Well"
has shattered the tradition that the
public will not go out of the regfular
movie route to witness any production,
for starting .with Sunday the nine-reel
Selig offering has played to crowded
Presenting a strong story by a popu
lar writer through the medium of ex
cellent players and splendid photog
raphy, "The Ne'er-Do-Well" ranks with
"The Spoilers" as one of the best of the
big feature productions.
E. J. Myrick, manager of the Colum
bia Theater, returned yesterday from
Seattle, where he spent two days on a
William Duncan, leading man with
the western Vitagraph forces, is a very
strong man physically, and morally,
too, for that matter. He dearly loves a
joke, and while the company stayed for
refreshments in one of the small towns
on the way to Bear Valley he stopped
at the blacksmith's shop and quietly
raised a 180-pound anvil. He then de
liberately yawned and turned away.
Soon after, he saw several men go to.
the anvil and one after another try to
lift it, without success. As hl3 auto
left, he looked around, and the men
were still gaaing-' after him, wondering
who the dickens he was.
Valeska Suratt Is en route to Eng
land on the Hamburg-American liner
Noordam. Miss Suratt will join the
nursing staff of one of the hospitals
behind the firing lines in France. After
six weeks of hospital service she will
go to Monte Carlo and Paris. Before
her return to America in June she will
select gowns to . be worn by herself
In a series of new photoplays in which
she is to be seen under the manage
ment of William Fox.
Arthur Hoops has received a letter
from England in which he is accused of
being someone's long-rlost son. Mr.
Hoops wishes it announced that he is
not lost, never was, is not English, and
has never been east of Seveiithavenue,
New York, in his life. However, any
beautiful girls having long-lost broth
ers would do well to apply to him be
fore trying elsewhere.
Garry MeGarry Is doing a bit in vau
deville. He returns to the Vitagraph
Company in a few weeks to join the
company assigned, to do a feaure in
Gertrude Robison often sits by her
fireside and thinks of her eventful
past. For instance, at the age of 7 she
wrote a play, which was presented be
fore an audience of famous actors, in
cluding Tom Wise, Robert Mantell and
others. "That is one of the consola
tions of age," says Miss Robison, who
is 22. "we at least have our memw'ries."
H. D. Blauvelt, camera man for Bur
ton Holmes-Paramount, finde life in
the states very dull after his South
American experiences. Down there he
had to sleep with a smallpox patient,
float for hours in Icy water on a hair
mattress, escaie .from a falllnir build
ing in an earthquate, and roll his own
cigarettes. He spends his time riding
In the subway now, as tnat is tne only
thing which can compare with the
tropics for thrills.
GAMBLING BAN TIGHTER
POOLROOM PROPRIETORS FIXED IX
- MUNICIPAL COURT.
Judge I,ans-nth Stt o Difference
Between Playtnic Cards for
Cash and Trade Tokens.
"Technical" gambling, or the play
ing of card games for values in trade,
will no longer be tolerated. Is the em
phatic statement of Municipal Judge
Putting this .precept mfo practice
was an easy matter. On Wednesday
appeared Harry Travis, a poolroom
proprietor, and three patrons of his
place. Though it was shown that the
game had been for trade tokens, to
be exchanged for merchandise, the fine
distinction did not appeal to the Judge,
who imposed a fine of $10 upon the
proprietor and $2 on each of his
Nathan Eisenstein, another poolroom
proprietor, was sentenced to pay a $10
fine Thursday for a similar offense.
Nine habitues of his poolroom were
found guilty and their cases continued
"Am I the only one, Judge?" -expostulated
He was told that his was not the
first case nor would It be the last, if
other violators were caught.
Judge Langeuth explains that the
custom seems to have been inclined
toward tolerance in the treatment of
such cases heretofore. It was admit
ted, he says, that the offense was tech
nically established, but that no great
amount of harm was considered to
arise from the practice.
"It is undoubtedly a form of gam
bling." declared Judge Langguth. It
is designed to stimulate trade,- though
no money actually passes between the
players. I consider it bad, in that it is
easv for a young fellow to, get the
gambling habit with this Jitney start."
MISSION'S BIRTH HONORED
Addresses Feature Programme at
' East Side Christian Church.
Tho 25th anniversary of the opening
of the Chinese mission of the Portland
Christian churches was celebrated yes
terday at the new East Side Christian
Church, East Twelfth and Taylor
streets, by the Federation of the
Women's Missionary societies. AQ-
dresses were deliverpd by Mrs. Roy
Dunn, Mrs. W. L. Mellinper and Mrs.
R. D. Graham. Short talks were made
by the pastors of the churches. A ban
quet was served at 6:30.
The main features of the programme
last night were addresses by Mrs. A. A.
Kellogg on "My Work Among the Chi
nese Women.7 Rev. Lee Tong on "Can
tho Chinese Be Evangelized?" and
Louise Pond on "What the Chinese
Mission Means to Mc."
63 PASS AS TRUCKMEN
Ciil Service Katings for City Work
Are rade Public.
Sixty-three out of 77 men who took a
municipal civil service examination
December 14 for position as truck driv
ers in the city service passed, accord
ing to the ratings made public yester
day Those who passed follow:
A. O. Gross. G. P. Sinks, William R. Earle,
P. S. Austin. J. B. Manin. K. A. Akeson, N.
K. Wi-ber. R. Shaffer, P. K. Baker. E. C.
Fay, C. E. Brown. L. Tavel!!, U, .T. Norris,
R. M. TrullinKer. G. W. Blrchard, M. E. Van
Morn, F. L.. Davis, t). S. Brown. C. B. Mes
senger, D. E- Stanley, E. J. Cole-man, P. H.
Wiley, J. P. Bond, T. E. Slick. R. A. Parish,
O. K. Urfer. A. Birkmeyer, R. E. Dye. H.
Teager. F. G. Mlller. W. C. Gullasther G.
W. Lowman, H. S. Ellis, D. B. Maxfleld,
A. W. Pottage, M. Ryan, James Shaw, R.
P. DeBorde. R. F Solle, E. Bennett, E. F.
Cronnoble. S. J. Barnes, R. W. DeRelgn. P.
J. Pfeifer. A. Stickel. F. S. White William
E. Moore, P. J. Vander, R. O. Conner, T.
Opris. E. W. OBerg, c. A. Fosberg, E. B.
Alger, j-. V. Zimmerman, J. H. Cox,0. D.
Lane, J. R. James, H. Klein, W. Vf. Wilson,
G. Whltesell, William Goerz, L. Ragnone.
Centralia Is After Convention- .
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Feb. IS. (Spe
cial.) All of the parent-teacher asso
ciations of Lewis County are boosting
for the state convention of parent-
teacher associations to be held in this
city in April. A prize will be awarded
to the association witn tne largest per
centage of its members- registered at
the convention. During the present
school year new circles have been
formed at Dryad, Vader, Toledo, Littell.
Veness, Morton. Dlllanbaugh, Klaber
Wine Seized in Raid at Kennewick.
-KEN"NEWICK. Wash., Feb. IS
(Special.) One hundred and nice gal
lons of wine "were seized by Sheriff C.
E. Duffy and Deputy E. I Baxter
when they reached the premises of F.
B. Dobblelaar, near Hoven, Wednesday.
The search was made on a warrant
issued by Justice C. Stacer upon a filed
complaint by Prosecuting Attorney
Read The Oregonlan's Classified Ads.
Lack of Railway Equipment Places
Some Mills in Serious, Position,
Says State Public Service
Body in Telegram.'
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
T-T . . .u fha TntAfttnitA
UTgCUL I Clj ULOL 1. 11 CI 1. LUV -
Commerce Commission come to the as
sistance or Oregon snippers m muck
ing the present shortage of freight cars
I. . K a o. a .a ma. al irrn n hfiH todav tO
the commission at Washington by the
Oregon Public Service Commission.
Unless relief is soon furnished to
lumber mills, many of them will be
forced Into bankruptcy, according to
the pudiio service tonunnBiou. -iu
meantime the Oregon commission is
conferring with representatives of the
railroads of the state to secure relief,
and the roads have been instructed to
furnish daily reports as to the number
of cars which they have available for
Conference la Today.
A conference with railroad officials
bf the different lines, it was announced
today, would be held tomorrow In
That the shortage of cars in Oregon
and also in the Middle West is caused
by the immense congestion of freight
at Atlantic and Gulf points, is the in
formation received by the commission
from the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. The -Federal body will meet Mon
day In New York to investigate means
for removing this congestion and get
ting the cars unloaded and started on
their way westward. Unofficial re
ports received Indicate that thousands
of cars are now lying at different Gulf
ports full of grain for lack of ware
house facilities for storing the
Need Is Set Forth. .
In Its telegram to the Interstate Com
merce Commission today the Public
Service Commission said:
"The Southern Pacific's Oregon lines
and the Oregon-Washington Railway &
Navigation Company . qomplain that
they cannot get cars from Eastern
connections. For a considerable . time
there has been an entire stagnation of
the lumber business in this section due
largely to shipping conditions. .The
opening- of markets now offered will
relieve the situation, but unless cars
can be had for present orders bank
ruptcy must follow for many concerns.
"The Southern Pacific is short 128
cars to meet its demands in Oregon,
not including Its Klamath branch, and
the Oregon-Washington Railway &
Navigation Company lacks 277 cars.
Other lines are short in proportion.
"Tho situation here is made more
difficult because Oregon Is at the ex
treme end of the lines, but this should
not tirevent our receiving a ratable
supply of equipment. Your best ef
forts will be greatly appreciated.
Mill Inspectors Swoop Down on
Datrymen Early in Mornring.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. lif. (Special.)
Representatives of the State Agri
cultural Department swooped down
upon milk wagons early this morning
and vtook samples of milk from many !
dairies. " " '!
They have found 80 tubercular cows,
they say, since beginning their -inves- !
tigation here. One dairy had 40 re- '
actors, another. 30 and a third 10. The
last tests were made a year ago, wheny
many cows were siaugnterea upuu ine
Creamery Goes tJp at Castle Rock.
CASTLE ROCK. Wash.. Feb. IS.
(Special.) P. S. Dykeman has begun
The Season's Biggest Attraction
First Show at 12 Noon; Then 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:30
SSSSSi COME EARLY!
work on his new creamery plant here.
Excavating- is well under way. M. S.
Strand will superintend the construc
tion work. The building will be of
concrete and up to date in every de
partment. Seattle Man Killed in Auto Crash.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 18. Thomaf
H. Edwards, aged 85, manager of the
Western Printers' Supply Company,
who was Injured in a collision be
tween his automobile and a streetcar
this morning, died this afternoon at
Xew Elma Business Plants Open.
ELMA, Wash.; Feb. 18. (Special.)
Three new business buildings opened
their doors yesterday for the new
business which is looked for the pres
ent Spring and Summer. They are the
Royal Tailors, the Star barber shop and
the Aberdeen Daily World's new of
fice. So extensive has the work of
the Aberdeen World become in this end
of the county new quarters had to be
provided. The new establishments are
all on Third street, three doors south
of the Elma postoffice.
BULGARIA'S LOSSES HINTED
Relief Worker Hero Says Nation
1 Has 150,000 Widows and Orphans.
"There are 150,000 war widows and
orphans who are suffering In Bulgaria
at the present time," said D. de Rlb
cowsky, secretary of the Bulgarian re
lief cpmmittee, New York City, who is
touring- the United States and organ
izing the work of raising funds for the
relief of the widows and orphans in
Bulgaria incident to the war. He was
In Portland yesterday, and conferrei
with the members of the local rellrf
committee, of which Pr. K. II. Dam
masch is chairman. He left in tho
afternoon for San Francisco.
Mr. Rlbcowsky reported that he wu
receiving a warm reception wherever
he went and that the work of raisins
funds was proceeding In a satisfactory
Clatskanlc Mills Are Running.
CLATSKANIK, Or., Feb. II. (Spe
cial.) The Interstate Logging Com
pany and Krati" mill have resumed op
erations. The Benson Company end
Kerry Lumber Company have besun t
clear and repair the lORKlnn roads, but
will not resume operations in full unlit
A new procesa for th dintliutlnn
riAa. hut hepn DHtentcd In liraiit Itrll
which produce coke, fuel oil. toluol, nm
nionlH. pnrHffln and arMim "f high yrio-
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"THE WOMAN IN 47"
Featuring Alice Brady
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The Story of a Russian Girl's Trip to America and the Trials and Tempta
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Charlotte Walker in Her Greatest Success
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